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Wednesday 21 June 2017


It's the Summer Solstice today and officially the first day of Summer.  We are having a heatwave here and it's so very hot that only a swimsuit seems appropriate at the moment!  

With cooler, more normal temperatures forecast for the end of this week, my Mood Board (below) features a floaty, flower-printed top with frilled and fluted sleeves, a black top with mesh and beautiful new summer makeup with a golden glow.

On the Mood Board, clockwise:

A Flower Printed Flute-Sleeved Top from Primark, echoing key trends of this season.

  • Blue, purple, yellow and green flower print on a pale beige background in a sheer fabric. 
  • Fluted sleeves with a frill at elbow level.

Primark Flower Printed Top

A Black Blouse with mesh yoke and sleeves from H&M 
  • Black matte satin bodice with a yoke and long sleeves in sheer spotted mesh.
  • Hybrid style that gives the appearance of a camisole over a sheer body.

H&M Black Satin and Mesh Blouse


CHANEL's CRUISE COLLECTION gives a healthy, sunny glow with touches of pretty, summer colour.  The collection includes two new shades in Rouge Coco Shine, Hydrating Sheer Lipshine:

  • Golden Sun (527) (shown on the Mood Board), peach with a shimmer (on my wishlist)
  • Golden Sand (537), quite a deep, warm nude
Then there are four beautiful nail polishes in Le Vernis:

  • Sargasso (558) (shown on the Mood Board), a deep grey with a green-blue shimmer
  • Coralium (562) coral
  • Coquillage (560), a pale peachey orange (on my wishlist)
  • Sea Whip (564), a pale pink
These colours are intended to be worn with a glowing sun-kissed complexion. CHANEL have added Healthy Glow Luminous Colour to their Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder collection.  The powder-cream texture contains little golden particles and gives a natural looking tan effect.  There are four shades ranging from a rosey beige to a dark bronze:
  • Medium Light, Medium, Medium Deep, Deep   
and the compact contains a half-moon brush specially designed to achieve the right effect. This is definitely on my wishlist!